Blues News and Views

FUN DAY: Gaylene Barnes with grandson Henry at last Saturday's successful charity day hosted by the Blues at Clarke Oval. Picture: Jennette Lees

FUN DAY: Gaylene Barnes with grandson Henry at last Saturday's successful charity day hosted by the Blues at Clarke Oval. Picture: Jennette Lees

This Saturday the Blues face their biggest test of the season when they take on the rampaging Goulburn Swans at Clarke Oval.

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The Swans are currently on a five match-winning streak.

After forfeiting an away match to Southern Cats at Cooma, they have defeated Ainslie by 80 points, Yass by 22, Batemans Bay by 125, Belconnen by 40 and last Saturday at Goodhew Park they beat ANU Griffins by 45 points, putting them in sixth place.

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The Blues currently lead the competition with seven wins and two losses; their last loss being against Yass on May 6.

Since then the Blues have defeated Southern Cats by 27, Molonglo by 237 and ANU Griffins by 157, Ainslie by 2, the Southern Cats by 2 and last Saturday accounted for Belconnen by 83 points.

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The Blues won the first round encounter at Goulburn by 33 points, however are expecting a tough match against the Swans.

Blues/Swans games are always a spectacle and Saturday’s match should be a cracker; first bounce 2pm.

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Wasn’t Saturday a great day for the Coota Blues!

To have four games of football on Clarke Oval with players from five to 56 was a great effort.

The crowd was the biggest seen at Clarke Oval for years, especially pleasing given the cold and rainy weather.

To everyone who contributed to the success of the day, well done.

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The Barnes family are so appreciative at the turnout and support last Saturday.

Money is still coming in to help get Adam to Russia however as of Tuesday night the fundraising from Saturday had climbed to $5300.

Funds were raised through the bar, barbecue, auction, raffle and gate takings. 

Even the Blues opposing women’s side Eastlake passed the hat around.

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This Saturday, the Blues women are off to Ainslie.

Their commitment turning up every Saturday and to five training sessions a fortnight, despite being well-beaten, is to be commended.